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adrianpalominoo
11-06-2018, 11:49 PM
Hi,

First of all, thanks for all your answers and time.

I am a Spanish citizen, and I've been wandering for so many years how can i get a visa to study in U.S, I'm going 5 months to finish my university degree to Missouri and after these 5 months i would like to start my aviation studies over there, because it's way cheaper and it has higher quality training. To study i got a J-1 Visa but it only applies me for living 6 months there, so here it is my question?
Can i obtain another time of type of Visa or can i extend my J-1 Visa?
How did you do the pilots that come from Europe as me to study in U.S? Is it possible and convenient?

Thanks again. Have a great day.


BigfatQ
11-07-2018, 06:05 AM
I would try to find a school that offers an F-1 Visa so you can build time instructing or even at an airline for up to 2 years. Most schools that offer a Visa only offer the M-1 which doesn't allow you to work. If you're going back to Europe you'll have to take the 12 written tests and then at least one checkride

NEDude
11-08-2018, 09:37 AM
It is possible to change your visa type or extend your present visa after you have arrived, with some limitations.

For extending while in the USA, check here:
https://www.uscis.gov/visit-united-states/extend-your-stay


For changing visa type while in the USA, check here:
https://my.uscis.gov/exploremyoptions/change_non_immigrant_stay_us


symbian simian
11-13-2018, 09:02 PM
Hi,

First of all, thanks for all your answers and time.

I am a Spanish citizen, and I've been wandering for so many years how can i get a visa to study in U.S, I'm going 5 months to finish my university degree to Missouri and after these 5 months i would like to start my aviation studies over there, because it's way cheaper and it has higher quality training. To study i got a J-1 Visa but it only applies me for living 6 months there, so here it is my question?
Can i obtain another time of type of Visa or can i extend my J-1 Visa?
How did you do the pilots that come from Europe as me to study in U.S? Is it possible and convenient?

Thanks again. Have a great day.

I would really advise you not to do it this way. I have/had both FAA/JAA and worked for Air Nostrum for 6 years before getting a job in the states (had a green card an a EU passport). If you want to have a job as a pilot in the EU get your training done there. If you want to come to the states get a green card before you start your training here. An FAA license will never get you a job there, and with a student visa you will never get a job here.

filejw
11-20-2018, 04:18 AM
There flight schools in the US that train for European licenses.